Workforce

Montgomery County has a highly educated, skilled and readily-available workforce.

Labor Force, Commuting Patterns and Occupations
Civilian Labor Force 530,836    
Employment 506,346    
Unemployment 24,490    
Unemployment Rate 4.6    

Source: DLLR Monthly Labor Review, September 2014

       
Employed in the County, Live Outside 233,048    
Live in the County, Employed Outside 218,192    
Live and Employed in the County 207,823    

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Inflow/Ouflow Analysis, 2011

Occupations 2014 Jobs Median Hourly Earnings % of Jobs
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 73,879 $19.84 14.5%
Sales and Related Occupations 43,907 $17.88 8.6%
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 41,144 $37.64 8.0%
Management Occupations 35,333 $57.16 6.9%
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 33,441 $10.50 6.5%
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 33,087 $46.29 6.5%
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 29,512 $27.22 5.8%
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 28,298 $44.34 5.5%
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 27,367 $12.28 5.4%
Personal Care and Service Occupations 24,475 $11.55 4.8%
Construction and Extraction Occupations 18,753 $20.20 3.7%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 17,711 $15.09 3.5%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 16,128 $23.79 3.2%
Healthcare Support Occupations 13,978 $15.60 2.7%
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 13,527 $44.63 2.6%
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 11,060 $45.11 2.2%
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 10,807 $25.56 2.1%
Protective Service Occupations 9,129 $23.41 1.8%
Production Occupations 8,373 $18.48 1.6%
Community and Social Service Occupations 8,006 $27.36 1.6%
Military occupations 6,745 $14.95 1.3%
Legal Occupations 6,159 $48.34 1.2%
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 382 $17.49 0.1%

Source: EMSI, 2014.3 – QCEW Employees, Non-QCEW Employees, and Self-Employed